Sunday, December 19, 2010

Show Off Your Christmas tree Monday!

Welcome to "SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY", a blog party I host at the beginning of each week to celebrate the things we love about our homes and how we live.
The House in the Roses
“Thousands of lights were burning on the green branches, and gaily-colored pictures, such as she had seen in the shop-windows, looked down upon her. The little maiden stretched out her hands towards them when--the match went out. The lights of the Christmas tree rose higher and higher, she saw them now as stars in heaven . . .” Hans Christian Andersen". Isn't that the most magical quote ever? Ah yes, excitement and joy are filling the air; the lights add special decor, and today we're showing off our Christmas trees! So sit, relax and enjoy!
Christmas tree from Kathy, at A Delightsome Life Christmas tree from dear Gayla, at Oatmeal and Whimsy Christmas tree from Wendy (doesn't have a blog). Christmas tree from Kit, at A mountain life Christmas tree from Paulette, at Summerland Cottage Christmas tree from Ricki Jill Christmas tree from Brenda, at Cozy little house Christmas tree from Sandra, at The veranda house
Christmas tree from Sheila, at Note Songs Christmas tree, from Cathy at Acorn hollow
And of course, I too had to show you around my house! We don't decorate much for Christmas and our tree is small, but we're never too grownup to feel a thrill as we light the Christmas tree!
The Christmas Gift of Knowing You

The Christmas season fills our hearts with joy; Bright, happy days bring special kinds of pleasure. We're wrapped in the excitement of it all, The sights, the sounds, the smells, the tastes we treasure. Yet when we have some quiet time to think About our finest blessings all year through, We focus on our family and our friends, And appreciate the gift of knowing you! (By Joanna Fuchs)

What are you celebrating? Take me to your cottage AND show me! Link, and take us there!


  1. Cielo,
    Just beautiful. I always enjoy coming and visiting you. What a lovely collection of trees. Merry Christmas!

  2. Sweet Cielo ~ How over the moon gorgeous these trees ... you bring such joy & peace with each write you share.

    Merry Christmas, my friend ~
    Have a beautiful season ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

  3. I thought I'd jump back in and show our tree for this year, sugar. Been nursing a leg that I pulled the hamstring and groin muscle and haven't done as much blogging as usually since August. Lovely blog, chick...

  4. Cielo,
    What beautiful trees! And the photos from your home are so romantic and inviting and lovely.
    Thanks for hosting each week!

  5. Dearest Cielo,

    Love your tree and Wendy's most!

    Enjoy this special week leading up to the big day of Christmas!!!


    Mariette's Back to Basics

  6. Oops, Wendy's hyperlink seems to be broken... wanted to visit her but couldn't.

  7. Everything looks lovely.
    Merriest Christmas

  8. Dear Cielo,

    Thank you for hosting and sharing the beauty, inspiration and lovely quotes !
    Happiest Holiday

  9. Everything is beautiful. I found you through decorating tennis girl. I am joining your party for the first time. I also am your latest follower. I would love for you to come check out my blog and follow me back. Thanks for hosting.

  10. Thanks so much for hosting and for sharing those gorgeous trees!!!

  11. HI Cielo! Oh, this was fun seeing everyone's tree and I really did enjoy seeing your beautiful home. I have the same fabric on my recliners in the den as your sofa and ottamon.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  12. Hi Cielo, Thank You for sharing the beautiful trees from different bloggers. And wishing you and your family a HAPPY CHRISTMAS...........Julian

  13. Hi Cielo,

    Wow great, this is so cool photos. I want this white Christmas tree.

    Just like to share with you a beautiful quote...

    "Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." - Albert Schweitzer

    You can get more happiness quotes at

  14. it is always, always lovely over here! I love the featured trees as well! Merry Christmas and blessings to you! Christie at Three Pixie Lane

  15. Cielo, I wanted to thank you for hosting this party every week. I also want to thank you for posting "The Christmas Gift of Knowing You." What a special and sweet poem!

    Have a blessed Christmas!
    Ricki Jill

  16. Hello Cielo,
    What a lovely glimpse into these marvelous homes and their Christmas trees. Such beauty and creativity. You have a very lovely Christmas tree and mantle decorations. Am loving your ottoman!
    Thank you for hosting this lovely blog party,

  17. Greetings! Your home looks beautiful, as does everyone's! I have been a Follower of yours for quite a while, but this is the first time I am joining your party. I just linked to it! I hope I did it correctly. Thanks for allowing me to be included!
    Best regards,

  18. Hi Cielo, thanks so much for your email. I have linked to your post today. I should be visiting you more my friend and I would have know sooner. My life is a busy one but I am so happy to link to you today.

    Your many trees are all beautiful. It is fun to see how each person has their way of having their own beautiful take on their Christmas celebration and trees. I loved every photo.
    Christmas love, Jeanne

  19. Lovely! Lovely! Thank you for bring these, to us!

    'Tis Yule Eve, and I wish you joy...

    Gentle Yule hugs...

  20. Hello Cielo,

    I wish You and Your Family a Very Merry Christmas. I have enjoyed reading your blog this year and look forward to next year.


  21. Hi there~ your home looks just beautiful all decked out- I'm all linked up - thank you for hosting and Merry Christmas!

  22. Hi Cielo,
    I enjoyed seeing all the lovely Christmas trees and now lots more cottages to visit!

    Thank you for hosting,

  23. Hi Cielo, I've become a follower and also joined your party! What a magical blog, I can't wait to continue to view it! Merry Christmas! Donna...the 3rd sister

  24. Wonderful!!!

    I wish you a wonderful Christmas and joyously happy and healthy New Year!

  25. What stunning trees!

  26. Hello Cielo,

    Beautiful display of Christmas trees.I can see the magic in the air.
    Lovely photos.Your house looks grand and wonderful.

    I wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

  27. Such a fun party, Cielo! Thanks for hosting! Jacqueline

  28. I love your opening comment, I have always had a soft spot for the Little Match Girl story, it's such a tearjerker, but so sweet. I love all those Christmas trees, and I must say, for not decorating much, your place is aglow with Christmas spirit.

    I had just posted a blog on my tree a few days ago, I'm going to link up right now! Thanks for hosting, your site is always a delight to visit.

  29. hiii. nice blog. i saw ur url in blogger help forum and thought to check it.i got almost same prb *_*

    but ur blog is really nice. in fact i have not expected such an wonderful piece of art will emerge in my monitor

    it soothed my eyes, made my mind fresh again after a prolonged day of hard labor!!!!

    what else can i say except that i will check it now and then and will expect more master piece from u?

    happy blogging friend


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